Monday, August 24, 2009

DecaDance: Celebrating 10 years of The Carnival Band

Carnival Band Fans,

This Saturday, August 29th, the Carnival Band is hosting DecaDance in celebration of our 10th year of musical merriment. Come join us as we look back on 10 great years of making music on Commercial Drive and around the world. Carnies past and present will be joining forces with some special guests from Vancouver and further afield as we bust a celebratory move in Strathcona Park.

The skinny:

Where: Strathcona Park (857 Malkin Ave)
When: 1:00pm
Why: TEN YEARS of Carnie love!
Who: 1:00-1:45 Knifey Spoony
2:00-2:45 Orchestar Slivovia
3:00-3:45 Yellow Hat Band (Seattle)
4:00-4:45 The Carnival Band

The event also features Dixie Star Story Tellers, poi dancers, face painters, silk aerialists and, of course, birthday cake.
Fun for the whole family!
You are invited as we celebrate the past and plan for the next 10 years!


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Yours in Community,

The Carnival Band

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DecaDance: Celebrating 10 years of The Carnival Band


East Vancouver’s favourite group of marauding musicians, The Carnival Band, invites you to their tenth birthday celebration; DecaDance at Strathcona Park;

1 to 5pm, Saturday, August 29th

The Carnival Band is a community music project, filling our city with music from around the world as a means to personal and political empowerment, social change and creativity.

Along with The Carnival Band will be special guests Knifey Spoony, Orkestar Slivovica, and Seattle’s,The Yellow Hat Band ; Silk Aerialist Dancers, Dixie Star story-telling, face painters, poi and hoola hoopers and, of course, birthday cake - all happening at Strathcona Park, 857 Malkin Avenue.

So come one, come all; Saturday August 29th at 1:00pm, celebrate The Carnival Band’s ten years of musical merriment. Fun for your whole family!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 24 2009: Vocal Workshop with Patti Powell

Carnival Band Fans,

We are producing a special workshop on Monday, August 24th. Vocal coach Patti Powell will be joining us at Britannia Centre at 7:30pm. Patti is the director of Acapellaboratory, a community choir out of Lions Den at Adanac and Commercial Drive. They perform sacred and not so sacred music from around the world. Come join us in learning how to sing!!

Yours in Community,

The Carnival Band


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Carnival Band goes to south Van....and Surrey

Carnival Band Fans,

Catch the Carnival Band this Saturday, August 8th as we honk and squeak for our friends at the Orchard Park Housing Project as they look to extend their community programing to include: community kitchens, a community garden, a mini-summer camp for kids a health clinics and various recreational programming. So if you live in the neighbourhood, or if you just want to come by to find out whats up and catch some live music, The Carnival Band will be playing at 12:00pm. The address is 5988 Naniamo St (Naniamo and 45th).

Catch us the following Sunday, August 16th at 7050 120th St. Surrey (Guru Nanak Sikh Temple) as we celebrate the 62nd year of Indian Independence.

There is food and fun and other festivities. The event starts at 1:00pm

See you there

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Yours in Community,

The Carnival Band

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Illuminaries Lightning

Here's a clip of some of the Illuminaries lightning with the Carnival Band as the soundtrack